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Tips for Paying Off Student Loan Debt

Tips for Paying Off Student Loan Debt

May 20
College graduates in the U.S. owe more than $1.4 trillion in student loans. Yahoo Finance reporter Melody Hahm joined CBSN to talk about ways to avoid defaulting on those loans, and why graduates should also open a retirement savings account.

How to Ruin Your Finances Fast

How to Ruin Your Finances Fast

By Liz Weston | May 17
It typically takes years of unfortunate choices - minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities - to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.

Eye on Money: Saving for Retirement

Eye on Money: Saving for Retirement

May 11
A new survey shows many older Americans are taking steps to prepare for retirement, but a majority might not be ready for the financial long haul.

How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

By Barbara Marquand | Apr 23
A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.

Are You Financially Ready for Retirement?

Are You Financially Ready for Retirement?

Apr 13
CBS News business anaylst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to offer practical tips for retirement planning.

Are You Financially Healthy?

Are You Financially Healthy?

By Liz Weston | Apr 12
Traditional financial literacy efforts haven't been a rousing success. Research from Harvard Business School shows that even Americans who are taught personal finance in school don't seem to save more or manage credit better than anyone else.

The Perks of Going Local With Your Bank Account

The Perks of Going Local With Your Bank Account

By Amber Murakami-Fester | Mar 11
Fans of community banks point to the advantages, starting with a generally more favorable fee structure. These banks are likelier to have fewer checking account fees and lower overdraft fees than big national banks.

Don't Fear Your Mobile Wallet

Don't Fear Your Mobile Wallet

By Lauren Schwann | Mar 4
Smartphones have replaced lots of other accessories - cameras, flashlights, calculators. But many people are still reluctant to swap the wallets in their pockets for their digital counterparts.

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

By Alex Veiga | Feb 19
Bond investors aren't exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a "vanilla" bond index fund may not cut it.

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